Chris Kempster Project
Chris was often interviewed for radio and, with producer David Mulhullen, made a special program for the ABC of the songs of Henry Lawson.
Listen to Jan Nary's 2002 interview with Chris and Alex Hood edited together with songs for radio by Jan in 2004 as a radio tribute to Chris.
1. Bluey Brink (Alex Hood) [play or ]
2. Chris and Alex (1) [play or ]
3. Chris and Alex (2) [play or ]
4. Waltzing Matilda (Alex Hood) [play or ]
5. Ready River (Martyn Wyndham-Read) [play or ]
Listen to Jan Nary's 2004 radio tribute to Chris.
Chris Kempster Radio Tribute [play or ]
Over a period of 53 years Chris Kempster was in many groups and bands and appeared on many recordings from the old bakelite 78s to the latest CDs.
Group Title Label Format Year The Bushwhackers Black Velvet Band Wattle 78 1956 Botany Bay Wattle 78 1956 The Bullockies’ Ball Wattle 78 1956 The Old Bullock Dray Wattle 78 1956 Travelling Down The Castlereagh Wattle 78 1956 Drover's Dream Wattle 78 1957 Drover’s Dream Wattle 45 1957 Australian Bush Songs Wattle ep 1957 Nine Miles from Gundagai Wattle ep 1957 The Rambleers The Shearer’s Dream Wattle 78 1958 The Old Bark Hut Wattle lp 1958 Waltzing Matilda Wattle ep 1958 Various Artists Terry & Frankie: A Folk Ballad Rock Opera Festival lp 1974 Various Artists Workers in the Field custom lp 1984 Various Artists Union Is Strength CFMEU cd 1996 The Rambleers The Rambleers NL cd 2002 Various Artists With These Arms MUA001 cd 2003 Various Artists The Songs of Chris Kempster CKP041 cd x 2 2006
Songs of Our Times, Sydney University Folk Music Society, 1964
A slice of the political, contemporary and folk songs being sung in the folk venues around Australia in the early sixties.
The Songs of Henry Lawson, Viking O'Neil, 1989
A classic resource and reference book. Over 100 Lawson poems set music by dozens of musicians. Introduction by Manning Clark